Candlelight vigil held for man who died after being tased

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News 12 at 11 o'clock / Saturday, July 6, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of George Harvey on Saturday.

"He meant a lot to me, he was more of a brother than an uncle," said Terri Harvey, George Harvey's niece.

It was about 8 p.m. last Saturday when an altercation between Harvey and Richmond County deputies lead to deputies tasing Harvey.

Cellphone footage of the incident shows Harvey had been handcuffed and then unresponsive. Harvey died shortly after being taken to the hospital.

One week later, Havey's niece is at the spot where her uncle lost his life, saying thanks for everything he's done for her.

"I could call him for anything, it could be 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning, it could be 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning, he would answer that phone," she said.

She and others shared their stories of the man they called "Duck."

"I just want my uncle back, I don't care about what they do to these sheriffs, I just want my uncle back, that's all I want," she said.

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